Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced that it will increase its dividend on October 15 to US $ 0.46. Based on the announced payment, the dividend yield for the company will be 1.4%, which is fairly typical for the industry.

Republic Services payment has strong revenue coverage

We’re not overly impressed with dividend yields unless they can be sustained over time. The last dividend was fairly easily covered by the profits of Republic Services. This means that a large portion of its profits are kept to grow the business.

Next year, EPS is expected to increase by 18.8%. If the dividend continues on that path, the payout ratio could be 45% by next year, which we believe may be quite sustainable going forward.

Historic NYSE dividend: RSG September 17, 2021

Republic Services has a strong balance sheet

The company has a long history of paying stable dividends. Since 2011, the first annual payment was US $ 0.80, compared to the most recent annual payment of US $ 1.84. This means that he increased his distributions to 8.7% per annum during that period. Dividend growth has been quite reliable, so we believe this can provide investors with some nice extra income in their portfolio.

The dividend seems likely to increase

Investors in the company will be happy to receive dividends for some time. We are encouraged to see that Republic Services has increased its earnings per share by 11% per year over the past five years. Given that earnings per share are growing at an acceptable rate and the distribution policy is balanced, we believe the company is well positioned to grow earnings and dividends going forward.

We really like the Republic Services dividend

In summary, it is always positive to see the dividend increase and we are particularly satisfied with its overall sustainability. Distributions are quite easily covered by profits, which are also converted into cash flow. Overall, this ticks a lot of the boxes that we look for when choosing an income stock.

Investors generally tend to favor companies with a consistent and stable dividend policy over those that operate irregularly. At the same time, there are other factors that our readers should be aware of before investing any capital in a stock. As an example, we have identified 1 warning sign for the services of the Republic that you need to know before you invest. We have also set up a list of global stocks with a solid dividend.

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